Jordan: Toujan al Faisal vows to continue to fight corruption
Former Jordanian parliamentarian Toujan al-Faisal was given amnesty by King Abdullah II, on 28 June 2002, after she was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment on charges of undermining the state's sovereignty.
A feminist and anti-corruption campaigner, Ms Al-Faisal, was the first woman elected to Jordan's parliament in 1993, though she lost her seat four years later in 1997. The case centred on an open letter to the King in which she accused the government of corruption over a decision to double the cost of the cheapest, compulsory level of car insurance. The details of her allegations centred on the business interests of Prime Minister Ali Abu Ragheb and his family.
Submitted on Mon, 07/01/2002 - 23:00
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